We believe that to treat cardiomyopathies you have to understand the root cause. We’re focused on restoring cardiac contractility by targeting the key proteins that drive sarcomeric function.
The sarcomere is the basic contractile unit within muscle fibers, made up of thick and thin protein filaments that slide past one another. Within the sarcomere, myosin (the motor protein attached to the thick filament) binds to actin (a protein bound to the thin filament), forming cross-bridges that regulate the contraction and relaxation of the heart in a tightly regulated cycle. Thousands of sarcomeres acting in concert provide the ensemble force for muscle contraction.
I had made a great choice in becoming a MyoKardian.
The MyoKardia on-boarding experience was energizing. It focused on understanding of MyoKardia's values and included conversations with members of the Executive Committee to allow me to quickly understand the company's strategic approach and priorities. As I had moved cross-country to join MyoKardia, my colleagues’ friendliness, curiosity and attentiveness further confirm that I had made a great choice in becoming a MyoKardian.
Recharge and take time for self-enrichment
In 2018, we introduced a sabbatical program for employees who achieve their six-year anniversary with the company. Our sabbatical program provides a great opportunity for employees to recharge, spend quality time with family and friends or take time for self-enrichment
Right drug to the right patient at the right time.
Precision medicine involves integrating genetic and molecular information, as well as clinical and environmental factors, to discover and develop treatments tailored to the underlying causal factors or shared characteristics of a patient’s disease. In short, I like to say that our goal is to get the right drug to the right patient at the right time.